Rand al'Thor is the Dragon Reborn - able to touch the One Power, but unable to control it. Rand knows only that he must face the Dark One in a battle to the death. Ahead of him lies the next great test for...the Dragon Reborn.
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Maps -- Prologue: Fortress of the light -- Waiting -- Saidin -- News from the plain -- Shadows sleeping -- Nightmares walking -- Hunt begins -- Way out of the mountains -- Jarra -- Wolf dreams -- Secrets -- Tar valon -- Amyrlin seat -- Punishments -- Bite of the thorns -- Gray man -- Hunters three -- Red sister -- Healing -- Awakening -- Visitations -- World of dreams -- Price of the ring -- Sealed -- Scouting and discoveries -- Questions -- Behind a lock -- Tel'aran'rhiod -- Way out -- Trap to spring -- First toss -- Woman of Tachico -- First ship -- Within the weave -- Different dance -- Falcon -- Daughter of the night -- Fires in Cairhien -- Maidens of the spear -- Threads in the pattern -- Hero in the night -- Hunter's oath -- Easing the badger -- Shadowbrothers -- Hunted -- Caemlyn -- Message out of the shadow -- Race the shadow -- Following the craft -- Storm in tear -- Hammer -- Bait for the net -- In search of a remedy -- Flow of the spirit -- Into the stone -- What Is written in prophecy -- People of the dragon -- Glossary
The Dragon Reborn -- the leader long prophesied who will save the world, but in the saving destroy it; the savior who will run mad and kill all those dearest to him -- is on the run from his destiny. Able to touch the One Power, but unable to control it, and with no one to teach him how -- for no man has done it in three thousand years -- Rand al'Thor knows only that he must face the Dark One. But how? Winter has stopped the war -- almost -- yet men are dying, calling out for the Dragon. But where is he? Perrin Aybara is in pursuit with Moiraine Sedai, her Warder Lan, and Loial the Ogier. Bedeviled by dreams, Perrin is grappling with another deadly problem -- how is he to escape the loss of his own humanity? Egwene, Elayne and Nynaeve are approaching Tar Valon, where Mat will be Healed -- if he lives until they arrive. But who will tell the Amyrlin their news -- that the Black Ajah, long thought only a hideous rumor, is all too real? They cannot know that in Tar Valon far worse awaits. Ahead, for all of them, in the Heart of the Stone, lies the next great test of the Dragon Reborn